Hamilton praises Vini Jr’s stance after case of racism: “Brave” | formula 1

Hamilton praises Vini Jr’s stance after case of racism: “Brave” | formula 1
Hamilton praises Vini Jr’s stance after case of racism: “Brave” | formula 1
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An active voice in the fight against racial discrimination in sport, Lewis Hamilton returned to celebrate the player Vini Jr, victim of yet another episode of racism in LaLiga. In Monaco, stage of the next stage of F1 2023, the seven-time champion praised the attitude of the Brazilian, called “monkey” by fans present at the Mestalla stadium for Real Madrid x Valencia. When discussing the case, the British driver also recalled injuries suffered – and subsequent pain – throughout his career in motorsport.

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– It’s devastating to think that in 2023 we’re still seeing and hearing these things. It really hits home with me, it brings up emotions about the things I experienced, whether it was in the UK or when I was racing in Italy or France or Spain. I think he’s been incredibly brave,” said Hamilton.

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1 of 4 Lewis Hamilton kneels in protest ahead of the start of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix – Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Lewis Hamilton kneels in protest before the start of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix – Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

– I think it’s amazing what many of those who are experiencing (racism) on the field do in terms of staying firm, staying strong, continuing to be humble in their approach. Not being reactive but being responsible when they go forward because they know there are a lot of young people watching.”

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2 of 4 Lewis Hamilton was the target of racist attacks during F1 pre-season in 2008 in Spain – Photo: Reproduction
Lewis Hamilton was the target of racist attacks during the 2008 F1 pre-season in Spain – Photo: Reproduction

Racism against Vini Jr: understand

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3 of 4 Real Madrid players wearing shirts supporting Vinicius Junior — Photo: Reuters
Real Madrid players with shirts supporting Vinicius Junior — Photo: Reuters

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